[News] Roku's Netflix Player and Sandisk Sansa Run Linux, Reviewed - Linux

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    "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    news:7499084.7e3mWu42Lh@schestowitz.com...
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    >
    > Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | It's small and silent, sports an array of ports on the back but only one
    > tiny
    > | white LED on the front, and it can help you spend hours of time in front
    > of
    > | your TV -- and it runs Linux. It's the Netflix Player from embedded
    > device
    > | specialist Roku, and we got our hands on it for a review of the service
    > and
    > | the hardware.
    > |
    > | [...]
    > |
    > | Whether you are a Netflix addict or not, Roku's friendly cooperation
    > with the
    > | open source community and the promise of an SDK add up to a good
    > environment
    > | in which to explore video-on-demand. The Netflix Player is a good
    > product
    > | now; opening it up to additional services will make it better, and
    > working
    > | with the development community will make it even better still.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.linux.com/feature/142729
    >



    Good luck with the "friendly cooperation and promise of a SDK" because
    Netflix rents movies. There is no way, no how that Netflix will let people
    hack or extend this player if it in any way lets people record/pirate movie
    rentals. Sorry... it just won't happen. It's simply reality.




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  2. [News] Roku's Netflix Player and Sandisk Sansa Run Linux, Reviewed

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    Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | It's small and silent, sports an array of ports on the back but only one tiny
    | white LED on the front, and it can help you spend hours of time in front of
    | your TV -- and it runs Linux. It's the Netflix Player from embedded device
    | specialist Roku, and we got our hands on it for a review of the service and
    | the hardware.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Whether you are a Netflix addict or not, Roku's friendly cooperation with the
    | open source community and the promise of an SDK add up to a good environment
    | in which to explore video-on-demand. The Netflix Player is a good product
    | now; opening it up to additional services will make it better, and working
    | with the development community will make it even better still.
    `----

    http://www.linux.com/feature/142729

    Review: The Sandisk Sansa View

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Thanks go out again to Sandisk for creating such a great PMP product, and for
    | supporting the FOSS and Linux communities by powering their hardware with
    | Linux.
    `----

    http://www.raiden.net/?cat=2&aid=445

    Linux is omnipresent in audio and digital video players. Apple and Microsoft
    love pretending that it doesn't exist.


    Recent:

    Not iPhone: Roku Netflix player software goes open source

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Remember the Roku Netflix set-top box that came out a little while ago? Well
    | Roku has just released the code under the GPL, which got the MythTV community
    | buzzing about getting its popular open source media center software onto the
    | Roku box.
    `----

    http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/11...s-open-source/


    Netflix Player from Roku Uses Linux Tech

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Trolltech announced today that the new Netflix player from Roku utilizes its
    | Qt for Embedded Linux. Qt for Embedded Linux was formerly known as Qtopia
    | Core. The application is designed to allow manufacturers to build devices for
    | one specific purpose.
    `----

    http://www.i4u.com/article18151.html


    Netflix Player runs Linux

    ,----[ Quote
    | Movie distributor Netflix is offering a $100 set-top box aimed at enabling
    | subscribers to stream movies on demand, using a broadband Internet
    | connection. The player runs an embedded Linux OS and is supplied by Roku, a
    | California-based company known for its Linux-based PVRs (personal video
    | recorders).
    `----

    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8633598605.html


    Related:

    Myka sneaks BitTorrent into the living room

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | OK, perhaps not so sneaky, there's a nice big BitTorrent logo right up front,
    | but Myka seems to be quite the end-to-end solution for getting those torrents
    | up on the big screen. The box hooks up to the internet via LAN or WiFi,
    | includes a 80GB, 160GB or a 500GB drive for storage and runs a torrent client
    | on Linux. * *
    `----

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/21/m...e-living-room/


    Open Source DVR Challenges TiVo

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | A/V geeks and open source hackers alike are sure to fall in love
    | with the MonolithMC HD DVR system, which runs the Linux based
    | MythTV platform.
    `----

    http://gobloggit.com/?p=27


    Gunning for Tivo in the GPL debate

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | In the ongoing battle between Linux kernel developers and the Free
    | Software Foundation (FSF) over the future of the GNU Public License
    | (GPL), somehow DVR-maker Tivo has become either the whipping boy or
    | the poster child, depending on whose side you are on. FSF founder
    | Richard Stallman even coined a term for what he sees as misuse of the
    | GPL: "tivoization".
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  3. Re: [News] Roku's Netflix Player and Sandisk Sansa Run Linux, Reviewed

    On 2008-07-31, Ezekiel wrote:
    >
    > "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    > news:7499084.7e3mWu42Lh@schestowitz.com...
    >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    >> Hash: SHA1
    >>
    >> Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | It's small and silent, sports an array of ports on the back but only one
    >> tiny
    >> | white LED on the front, and it can help you spend hours of time in front
    >> of
    >> | your TV -- and it runs Linux. It's the Netflix Player from embedded
    >> device
    >> | specialist Roku, and we got our hands on it for a review of the service
    >> and
    >> | the hardware.
    >> |
    >> | [...]
    >> |
    >> | Whether you are a Netflix addict or not, Roku's friendly cooperation
    >> with the
    >> | open source community and the promise of an SDK add up to a good
    >> environment
    >> | in which to explore video-on-demand. The Netflix Player is a good
    >> product
    >> | now; opening it up to additional services will make it better, and
    >> working
    >> | with the development community will make it even better still.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.linux.com/feature/142729
    >>

    >
    >
    > Good luck with the "friendly cooperation and promise of a SDK" because
    > Netflix rents movies. There is no way, no how that Netflix will let people
    > hack or extend this player if it in any way lets people record/pirate movie
    > rentals. Sorry... it just won't happen. It's simply reality.
    >


    They can't. They have contracts with the studios that don't allow that.
    That's why the 1) limit the number of devices you can watch movies on and 2)
    don't have their full line-up availabe on the watch it now feature.

    Besides... Most people I know are just going to use their XBox Live account
    to stream this stuff now, that they have announced that deal

    --
    Tom Shelton

  4. Re: [News] Roku's Netflix Player and Sandisk Sansa Run Linux, Reviewed

    On 2008-07-31, Ezekiel wrote:
    >
    > "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    > news:7499084.7e3mWu42Lh@schestowitz.com...
    >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    >> Hash: SHA1
    >>
    >> Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | It's small and silent, sports an array of ports on the back but only one
    >> tiny
    >> | white LED on the front, and it can help you spend hours of time in front
    >> of
    >> | your TV -- and it runs Linux. It's the Netflix Player from embedded
    >> device
    >> | specialist Roku, and we got our hands on it for a review of the service
    >> and
    >> | the hardware.
    >> |
    >> | [...]
    >> |
    >> | Whether you are a Netflix addict or not, Roku's friendly cooperation
    >> with the
    >> | open source community and the promise of an SDK add up to a good
    >> environment
    >> | in which to explore video-on-demand. The Netflix Player is a good
    >> product
    >> | now; opening it up to additional services will make it better, and
    >> working
    >> | with the development community will make it even better still.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.linux.com/feature/142729
    >>

    >
    >
    > Good luck with the "friendly cooperation and promise of a SDK" because
    > Netflix rents movies. There is no way, no how that Netflix will let people


    They don't have to. Besides, they already support Windows so there's
    plenty of "rampant piracy potential" out there anyways. Making their
    content viewable on something on Windows won't change anything in that
    regard.

    > hack or extend this player if it in any way lets people record/pirate movie
    > rentals. Sorry... it just won't happen. It's simply reality.


    If someone wants to do as you say then they can just use their usual
    Netflix subscription... no limits.

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